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Old 01-11-2019, 10:34 AM
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I have these growing on my property, thinking they safe to eat oyster mushrooms, do I have it right? I've been thinking about a mushroom garden, anyone successful?




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Just eat them in a safe environment with people you trust. Create a chill playlist first and go for it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:45 AM
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well if those are Oyster mushrooms they are well past expiration date.

I had my first wild mushrooms this past spring. My son brought over some Morels that we sautéed in butter. They were great.
A couple of days later he brought over about 5 pounds more. When he was leaving I left them on the kitchen counter. When I came back in they were gone and Zoltan the wonder Vizsla was licking his lips . About $250 worth on craigslist. Gone!

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The only "shelf" mushroom that I can identify with confidence is the "hen of the woods." But what's in your photo doesn't look like that mushroom. I've always fancied myself a wild plant foods "expert", but my experiences have humbled me (mildly poisoned my wife and myself one time with jack-in-the-pulpit root; nothing that required medical attention, but unpleasant enough to learn a lesson). There are only a handful of mushrooms that I dare pick and eat (morels, hen of the woods, and some boletes). You might ask your local ag extension agent - they may be able to identify them for you.
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...vaguely reminds me of a weekend seeing the Grateful Dead up in Saratoga Springs NY back in the early 80's.
Took a few days to eventually get back home..
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Eat one and if you don't die or end up on life support let us know...
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
...vaguely reminds me of a weekend seeing the Grateful Dead up in Saratoga Springs NY back in the early 80's.
Took a few days to eventually get back home..
Great version of Stella Blue at SPAC
Ws also had "morels" but the boss sent us in his limo.

dont recognize those shelfers
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Not sure ...... but doesn't look like the ones we eat in louisiana.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TripleCrownNC View Post
I have these growing on my property, thinking they safe to eat oyster mushrooms, do I have it right? I've been thinking about a mushroom garden, anyone successful?




They appear to be oyster mushrooms. Did you break one off and smell it? Freshly harvested, they have a mild anise (licorice) scent.
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A buddy of mine started growing Shiitaki mushrooms cultivated on I think cedar logs by drilling dozens of holes in the logs and putting the seeds in and closing the holes up. He was planning on getting a little farm going to sell the shrooms but he's like a drug addict, he eats them as fast as they pop up.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:11 AM
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Great version of Stella Blue at SPAC
I don't remember all that much music wise...ended up shifting over to behind the stage, on the hill leading down to that creek/damn area that was more open spacious grassy woods back then.(think it's mostly grown dense brush now) Lotta partying on that woodsy hillside, buncha people dancing naked, shroomin', smokin', more naked dancing....fun fun fun! I think a week or so later I remembered a they played great versions of Lovelight, and Franklins Tower.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:16 AM
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All mushrooms can be eaten, at least once :-/

These don't look like oysters to me, I'd, um, test them first.
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I'm a member of Mush ID Group on FB and I still don't have the balls to eat some of those I've found. There is a Chicken of the Woods that grows on the live oak in my front yard most years, but I can't get to it. It's big and beautiful, but about 40-50' up. Buddy finds morels on his property in upstate, but haven't gone looking for those lately. They are damn good, though.

Did have some honeys growing all over the place earlier this year, but have heard mixed reviews in that it does give some people gastro issues.
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I think there's fungus amongus!
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I think there's fungus amongus!


Who said anything about toes....
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:26 AM
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In Florida you only eat the ones with a purple ring. They grow out of cow shit after a summer rain. Flick the stem before picking to spread spores.
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I used to grow Shitaki on white oak logs. Need to do that again.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
I used to grow Shitaki on white oak logs. Need to do that again.
One thing I have for sure is an abundance of downed trees of all varieties
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I think there's fungus amongus!
and disease in the breeze.
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I grew up eating both of these types. Every spring they would come up in our woods and I would go out and pick them. We would coat them in corn meal and fry them. They don't grow where I live now.
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I wouldn't mess with eating any other type that you don't know anything about.
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